Delaware Valley Brain Spine Sports Logo

 

(732) 677-3733 NJ

(215) 999-1221 PA

 

With Multiple locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

(732) 677-3733 NJ
(215) 999-1221 PA
 
(732) 677-3733 NJ
(215) 999-1221 PA
 

Your Spine

How Do I Move?  Over the course of millions of years, your spinal column has evolved as the central pathway for nerve connections throughout your body. The nerve signals which control your arms and legs pass through the spine. Here is a collection of articles and animations to explain spinal conditions and treatments.

Spinal Anatomy

The spinal column is the body's main support structure. Its thirty-three bones, called vertebrae, are divided into five regions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal. See More
 

Cervical Radiculopathy

This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column. See More
 

Compression Fractures

This is a collapse of vertebral bone. It can affect one or more vertebrae. Compression fractures typically develop in your mid or lower back. This can change the shape of your spine. See More
 

Degenerative Disc Disease

This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back. See More
 

Herniated Discs

A herniated disc is a common injury that can affect any part of the spine. A herniated disc can cause severe pain and other problems in the arms or legs. See More
 

Lumbar Radiculopathy

This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Sciatica may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the lumbar spinal column. See More
 

Whiplash

This is a common neck injury. It happens when your neck jerks back and forth quickly and violently. Your spine bends past its normal range of motion. This can injure the vertebrae of your cervical spine. It can damage the supporting ligaments and muscles in your neck. See More
 

ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

ALIF is generally used to treat back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae together with bone graft material. See More
 

Anterior Cervical Corpectomy

This surgery relieves pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. It involves the removal of bone and discs from your cervical spine, followed by a fusion. See More
 

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

This surgery removes a herniated or diseased disc and relieves neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots. See More
 

Laminectomy

This procedure relieves pressure on the nerve roots in the spine. It is most commonly performed to relieve the pain of stenosis. This is a narrowing of the spinal canal that is often caused by the formation of bony growths that can press against the nerve roots. The surgeon may treat one or more vertebrae. See More
 

Spinal Fusion (Lumbar)

In many spinal surgeries, two or more vertebral bones are permanently joined with a technique called "spinal fusion." A fusion creates a solid mass of bone. It stabilizes your spine. See More
 

XLIF - eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion

XLIF is a type of interbody fusion. This means that it is a fusion surgery where a disc is removed and replaced with an implant containing a bone graft. See More
 

LastUpdate: 2017-06-09 13:36:39

 
Matthew J. Tormenti, M.D., FACS
Matthew Tormenti, MD, FACS
Neurosurgery
Steven C Fulop, MD, MBA, FAANS
Steven C Fulop, MD, MBA, FAANS
Neurosurgery
Dhimant J Balar, DO
Dhimant J Balar, DO
Sports Medicine
Robert P Pannullo, MD
Robert P Pannullo, MD
Pain Medicine
 
 

Langhorne-Francis
1205 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Suite 210
Langhorne, PA 19047  

Freehold B
77-55 Schanck Road
Suite B-11
Freehold, NJ 07728

Iselin
740 Route 1N
Iselin, NJ 08830
 
 

Somerset
33 Clyde Road
Suite 106
Somerset, NJ 08873

Lower Bucks
501 Bath Avenue
Suite 211
Bristol, PA 190007

Oakhurst
1912 Route 35
Suite 101
Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Brick
5 Princeton Avenue
Brick, NJ 08724

Iselin
740 Route 1N
Iselin, NJ 08830
 
 

Langhorne-Francis
1205 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Suite 210
Langhorne, PA 19047

Somerset
33 Clyde Road
Suite 106
Somerset, NJ 08873

Freehold B
77-55 Schanck Road
Suite B-11
Freehold, NJ 07728

Oakhurst
1912 Route 35
Suite 101
Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Lower Bucks
501 Bath Avenue
Suite 211
Bristol, PA 190007

Iselin
740 Route 1N
Iselin, NJ 08830

Brick
5 Princeton Avenue
Brick, NJ 08724